Discovery 3: Integration

Integration is a third-year Discovery subject where students take their skills from second year and integrate them further into a workplace setting. This subject is worth 12.5 credit points.

What will I achieve?

Students completing MD Discovery – Integration will be able to:

  • Combine multiple sources of learning offered through this subject to better understand the medical practitioner's role with the specific patient populations encountered in the co-requisite subject "Principles of Clinical Practice 3".
  • Demonstrate integration of understanding of the roles of the doctor as a professional, scientist, advocate, researcher & clinician in the delivery of care to specific patient populations.
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional practice through interactions with patients, peers and members of the interprofessional team.
  • Articulate how appropriate learning from this Discovery subject can be integrated into the student's professional practice and transferred to the clinical care of specific populations.

What will I study?

You have a wide range of exciting areas to choose from to study. All have been carefully selected to reflect and align with the graduate outcomes of the MD Redesign course. You can choose either a Discovery Topic or a Faculty Selective that is run by other Schools in the Faculty of MDHS.

The MD Discovery  Integration subject includes bespoke Discovery topics for students to choose from.  These topics have been created by clinician experts across the Melbourne Medical School domain specifically for you. Close consideration has been given to what students are learning in their core subjects in the development of the topics and extending this learning appropriately in an area of interest.

Alongside the purpose-built new Discovery topics, the Doctor of Medicine has approved Faculty selective subjects as elective options that can be taken in place of MD Discovery  Application.

Discovery Topics

Click on the topic areas below to learn more about each one. When you meet with your Course Advisor you’ll be able to discuss your choice of topic selection and where it might take you.

  • Advances in Cancer Diagnostics

    Learn about some of the most exciting advances in cancer diagnostics, from cutting-edge molecular techniques to artificial intelligence. Read more.

  • Immersion in Robotic Surgery

    Discover your natural aptitude for surgical robotics through immersive online learning, virtual reality simulation, surgical anatomy training, non-technical and technical operating room training. Read more.

  • Integrating Rural Health

    Explore the role of the Rural Generalist in the context of primary care, obstetrics, anaesthetics, mental health services and emergency medicine with specific clinically based workshops. Read more.

  • Law and Ethics in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

    Explore health law concepts and ethical theory as they apply to case studies taken from obstetrics and gynaecology. Read more.

  • Developmental disability: Life span approaches to health care

    Learn how to provide health care for those with childhood onset life-long neurodevelopmental disability that is based on contemporary theory and knowledge. Read more.

  • Medical Humanities

    Discover diverse perspectives across medical science, creativity and the arts, and develop a socially engaged approach to health and wellbeing. Read more.

  • Rainbow Mob Health

    Explore the intersection between culture, sex, sexuality, gender, and health and the importance of culturally safe LGBTIQA+ healthcare. Read more.

  • Sexual Health Across Clinical Contexts 3

    Gain further knowledge and skills in sexual health care and gain clinical experience in specialised sexual health services and high case load general practic. Read more.

Faculty Selectives

There are a wide range of selectives from other schools in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences for you to choose from.

Some of these are core or elective subjects in the Master of Public Health (MPH) and some are subjects from other award programs, such as Master of Science (Epidemiology), Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics, Master of Epidemiology and the Graduate Certificate in Sexual Health.

Your successful completion of selectives may provide credit towards another award.

Please note, the handbook listing includes information and advice that is applicable to all students who are enrolling in the subject – for example those doing the MPH. As such, some of the information is relevant for students from other programs  and doesn’t apply to you as a MD student (for example information about whether the subject is core for another course or the ideal timing to undertake the subject).

If you have completed a Faculty subject you may be eligible to undertake a broader range of Faculty Selectives. You should review the University handbook to determine what you may now be able to enrol in. Bring the subject information, confirm you have the pre-requisites completed and reference this information in your Course Advice form for discussion.

Please note that Faculty Selectives are governed outside the Doctor of Medicine and as such the department, School or Faculty that are responsible for these subjects have full oversight of the curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment. These subjects will use their own assessment procedure and this may include assigning grades/marks. If a grade for a subject is awarded it will appear on your academic transcript.

Please note: The information provided above about the Discovery Topics and Faculty Selectives is correct at the time of publishing, but late changes, including cancellation of a topic or selective, are possible due to unforeseen circumstances. In such an eventuality, students would be notified as soon as possible, and we would work with you to enroll in another available topic or selective.